Menard honors cross-country coach Wally Smith

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - "I'm thinking God's calling me away from this coaching thing right now."

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Coach Wally Smith, Menard's cross country coach for the past 33 years, officially retired and subsequently was named as the inaugural member of Menard's Sports Hall of Fame.

Smith, who helped lead the Eagles to close to 20 state championships and runner-ups, will now transition to life outside of coaching.

"My girls are probably gonna be state champions again next year, they're heavy favorites," said Smith. "So there's reasons to stay but God's called me to make a change and there's something more getting ready to happen but I don't know what it is yet...so we'll see."

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